Mechanics

DIESEL PURGE ON A MERCEDES 2.2

1984 Mercedes Benz 190d • 4 cylinder 2WD Manual • 350,000 miles

I've heard reference to doing a "diesel purge", it supposedly cleans out engine/fuel so that the car runs better, etc. What can you tell me about this and is it possible to do on my car?
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190gold
February 27, 2011.



No. When a diesel engine runs out of gas, it's necessary to purge the line of air in order to restart the engine. (Unnecessary with gas engines)

Ernest Clark
Feb 28, 2011.